Dev Javia, Tanisha Kashyap advance in Junior Fenesta Open National Tennis ChampionshipOctober 11, 2017
Dev Javia and Tanisha Kashyap showed their class in the preliminary round matches of the in the Under-16 boys’ and girls’ categories of the Junior Fenesta Open national tennis championship in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Dev Javia showed tremendous poise and control during his 6-2, 6-0 win against Vaibhav Singh Bisht from Uttar Pradesh in the first round of Under-16 boys’ event. In the second round later in the day, Javia got the better of Ashish Sinha 7-6, 6-1.
“I fought well and I won the match, I know what I need to work for in the next matches. I am gaining confidence in every match and I am getting better by every match. I am hoping for the best,” said Javia.
There was an upset in the boys’ section when Gourav Gulia of Haryana stunned fourth seed Rithvik Choudhary. Gourav won 7-6 (6), 6-4. However, Gulia’s joy was short-lived as he lost in the second round later in the day, going down 2-6, 4-6 against Mann Maulik Shah .
In girls under-16 category, top seed Tansiha Kashyap showed she was in good form and ready for battles ahead as she toyed with Sudipta Senthil Kumar for a 6-0, 6-1 win in the second round.
In under-14 boys’section, top seed Nishant Dabas was in sublime form, outplaying Anmay Yogesh Devaraj 6-1, 6-0. Third seed Krishna Hooda won against Heerak S Vora in straight sets while second seed Udit Gogoi played sharp to tame Arjun N.Gohad 6-4, &-6 (7/3).
There was a seesaw battle in under-14 girls section when top seed Gargi P Pawar played an up and down game before winning 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 against Deepalakshmi Vanaraja.